Five firms and two individuals have responded to the town of Wilton’s town counsel request for proposal (RFP), which was publicly posted on June 13.

“We ran advertisements in the Connecticut Law Tribune and the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, which has a subsection for municipal attorneys, from June 20 to June 27,” David Clune told fellow selectmen during their July 5 meeting.

Intent to respond emails were due June 27, said Clune, “which just indicate that they are interested” and “there’s no obligation for them to participate.”

The seven interested parties had until July 11 to submit questions, which the Board of Selectmen will answer on Friday, July 22.

Clune said answers to any questions asked by a firm or individual will be shared with all the parties “so that everyone has the same amount of information.”

Submissions will be due Friday, Sept. 2, and selectmen will evaluate the responses between Sept. 6 and Oct. 3, said Clune. At that point, selectmen will decide if they want to interview anyone or request more information.

Clune said the goal is for the Board of Selectmen to be the position to say which firm or individual it would like to have appointed to town counsel at its Oct. 17 meeting.

“We would then have 30 days to then get an actual retainer/contract in place,” said Clune.